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came during a hearing on u.s. security threats. janet napolitano and the fbi associate director also testified. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning to all. this is our annual, our committee's annual home lapd threat assessment hearing -- homeland threat assessment hearing. i want to welcome back janet napolitano, secretary of department of homeland security, and matt olsen, and the associate deputy director, kevin perkins, who is standing in for director bob mueller today. the director had to undergo unexpected surgery resulting from complications associated with recent dental treatment. he's unable to join us today. but we welcome mr. perkins in his stead. we with confidence we extend best regards to the director for a speedy recovery. this will be the final time that i have the privilege of chairing this annual hearing, so i want to use this opportunity to thank each of you for your leadership in our nation's homeland security and counterterrorism efforts through you to thank those who work with you in each of your departments or agencies
that was not enough to warrant an investigation. there was nothing the fbi could point to which would single him out for special investigation or attention. was this an intelligence failure in wisconsin? >do you think there could have been things done to prevent this attack that were not done? >> i think the fbi late at where the problem was. they're really good at investigating after the fact, after things happen, but we had a delicate balance between people's constitutional right to assemble and express their speech, however weil, but we also have to be board cleaning and look at ideologies that have long histories of -- forward- looking and the ideologies that have long histories of spawning violence. i'm not talking about doing covert operations and people with extremist police, but i think it is important we have an overt monitoring police system on what is causing people to act of violence may. was this an intelligence failure? i do not think it is. but one thing the department of homeland security and the fbi could have done -- where was the warning the that sikhs and muslims have been victim
a peaceful demonstration with no major instant. live in oakland. >> according to the aclu the fbi was keeping tabs on oakland occupy protesters last year. the aclu said that they have reports that show fbi officials met on how to deal with the possible airport demonstration and other occupy activities. the group said that the fbi is refusing to release another two dozen documents siting national security concerns. >> the body of chris stevens was returned home to the united states today. full military honor was given to him and the three killed in the attack on the embassy in libya. this as protests continue to spread across the middle east and northern africa fueled by fury over the anti islamic movie done in california. tonight the military is sending a team of marines to sudan after an angry mob attacked the embassies. this video shows at tack on the germany embassy for 5,000 men were rioting before knocking down the gates and getting inside the compound. at least three people died in similar riots outside the united states embassy. like with the welcome home for the ambassado
on the front lines. the fbi investigating whether the terror atalk on the u.s. consulate was an inside job. agents working the case and we are learning more about the september 11 attack and including 100 armed militants were involved. it was a coordinated assault and killing our former ambassador and two navy seals. >> harris, an fbi team assigned to investigate the murder of u.s. ambassador stevens is looking into the group of are you attackers had inside help from the private security contractors whom the state department hired to guard the benghazi consulate. they asked matthew olsen the question in a hearing this week. blue mountain is a private security group out of wales to hire and vet the guards. they had a contract worth half million. indication of guards casing the consulate was revealed on a gaming website where he went by the name vile rat. assuming we don't die tonight, we saw one of our quote police that guard the compound taking picture. it could be the libyan government police. and the anti-islamic. there is increasing evidence that this group is with al-qaida. the fbi is
to help libyans. gregg: greg palkot joins me by telephone in tripoli. we understand, greg, the fbi is still there on the ground. what is the latest you're hearing? >> reporter: that's right, gregg. we spoke with an official that fbi agent remain in tripoli. we don't have any confirmation that they have yet to reach the scene of the killing that killed ambassador stevens and others in ben dwauz gazi. it is not especially safe. but there are worry that is the crime scene 10 days later could be contaminated. a marine anti-terror fast response team remains in tripoli as well. the embassy is well-guarded amid other questions being raised the night of the killing u.s. military teams were not sent in fast enough and questions about inadequate security at the consulate and maybe not enough attention paid to other attacks happening in benghazi over the past couple months. we've been hearing in our time on the ground here, at least to some degree, the militants, militia very much in charge in benghazi. gregg? gregg: we're hearing there is a protest and counter protest in libya. what can you
. "helping." f.b.i. and others are on the ground in the early stages of the investigation. top priority here? find out whether the strike on the consulate was a planned assault by terrorists rather than a rampageing mob angry other antimuslim video. catherine is in washington, dc, first on the reported arrests. >> this afternoon, the intelligence community is trying to knock down the report. this question was put to the state department. i saw the press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them. obviously, it would be a good thing if we are moving forward on this. >> the state department confirmed the investigation in benghazi at consulate is led by the libyan authorities with f.b.i. agents on the ground because american citizens are dead. at least publicly the state department remains cautious when it comes to assigning blame. fox is told that two groups are part of the universe of suspects in the libyan attacks affiliated with al qaeda, the affiliate in north africa. one is the lifg, the libyan islamic fighting group banned under qadaffi and the other is a group, too, that
into the investigation who is responsible for killing four americans at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. f.b.i. considering the possibility the attack may have been an inside job. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the latest from washington. >> reporter: an f.b.i. team assigned to investigate the murder into chris stevens is looking into the group of hundred attacksers had inside help from the private security contractors from the state department had hired to guard the consulate. susan collins asked the director of national terrorism center at a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group, a private security group out of wales to hire local guards. the contract was worth half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been casing the consulate were revealed oh an online gaming site. quote, assuming that we don't die tonight we saw one of our quote, police taking pictures that guard the compound. he could have been referring to the libyan government police that guard the periphery of the compound. today the protestors target
they have nothing knew to report that. and we're told the f.b.i. team to come in to investigate the killing remains here in tripoli. according to all reports they have not reached benghazi amidst new concerns in tampering with the crime scene in benghazi and new concerns that the bad guys might be getting away. this militia crackdown means that the militants, possible suspects are being forced out of their bases maybe to parts unknown. back to you. >> gregg: thank you very much. >>> now to pakistan where anti-american demonstrateders are taking to the streets yet again. the peaceful crowd chanting and holding signs reading down with america and israel. there were no reports of violence, but this comes after days of riots and dozens of people killed and clashes with police around the country. >> gregg: in nigeria, a bomber killing two people and injuring dozens more. his target was a mosque but a gate stopped him from actually causing more death and destruction. witnesses say the car bomber slammed his car into the fence and then detonated his explosives into the parking lot. they say the tw
at the scene. some officials have made arrests. the fbi begins the investigation by interviewing 30 american survivors now at u.s. military base in germany. the attacker struck at 10:00 p.m. local time to stay within 15 minutes inside the compound firing on main building. the ambassador christopher stephens and the information manager sean smith and a security officer began destroying classified documents smoke and flames from a grenade exploded on the roof drove the security officer from the building, he went back into fine stevens and smith. >>> when he got to sean smith he was dead he pulled him from the building he went back and with additional security forces but unable to locate a ambassador stevens before the fire overcame the building. >>> the battle shifted to an annex to other americans were killed apparently outnumbered and outgunned by their attackers. >>> at the remains of the ambassador stevens and three american scheduled to come home tomorrow. elizabeth cook cbs 5 >>> the a media camps outside of the southern california house where the film maker is believed to live there wa
. >>> the american civil liberties union says fbi agents were keeping watch last year on occupy protesters in oak land. the aclu says government records show fbi officials met on how to deal with a possible airport demonstration and other occupy activities. the aclu also says the government should not be spying on people who are exercising their constitutional rights. >> they are refusing to hand over documents sighting national security. so all of a sudden, political protest is a threat to our nation's security. >> in new york today, twitter handed over about three months worth of tweets from an occupy protester. >>> firefighters had their hands full this afternoon fighting a fire near the world famous getty's center. five helicopters were called in to make water drops. firefighters provided protection for a large number, for a number of large homes in the area. the getty's center is about a mile away. the museum was closed as a precaution. firefighters managed to prevent any damage. it was hot in southern california today, downtown los angeles hit 100 degrees. >>> there's more evidence tonight
with prostitution. the deterrent that arrives in the mail. >>> the american civil liberties union says fbi agents were keeping watch last year on occupy protesters in oak land. the aclu says government records show fbi officials met on how to deal with a possible airport demonstration and other occupy activities. the aclu also says the government should not be spying on people who are exercising their constitutional rights. >> they are refusing to hand over documents sighting national security. so all of a sudden, political protest is a threat to our nation's security. >> in new york today, twitter handed over about three months worth of tweets from an occupy protester. >>> firefighters had their hands full this afternoon fighting a fire near the world famous getty's center. five helicopters were called in to make water drops. firefighters provided protection for a large number, for a number of large homes in the area. the getty's center is about a mile away. the museum was closed as a precaution. firefighters managed to prevent any damage. it was hot in southern california today, downtown los an
the killers and bring them to justice. and abc news has learned that officials from the fbi, which is leading the investigation in benghazi has not even gotten to benghazi more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site, it will have been picked clean. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in new york for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. he also met with secretary of state hillary clinton one on one, during which he was expected to make his case for military action to stop iran from developing its nuclear program. he used a line drawing the bomb to make the same case at the u.n. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> netanyahu said iran will back down if the world draws that clear red line. but he warned that it will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summer. that's what they're saying. netanyahu beli
is not a terror attack. they sent f.b.i. investigators and they think it was reaction as you know as we are talking today to that film on youtube. >> gretchen: benjamin netanyahu is talking about sunday football . do we have the clipp now? this is in steve's video bank. >> steve: yes. >> brian: realize was two on one. and i was numerically challenged. mr. 1: i was the ref there. >> brian: that was the launchh and we ran the drills. and i predicted success for the league. >> steve: i forget what the occasion was when they were here. to launch or a promotional event. >> brian: i happening the promotional event took place because we launched the league. i predicted success and one day big are than nfl. >> gretchen: does the meaning why they were here. >> steve: historical. >> brian: more jobs for people. putting people back to work. >> steve: stimulus. >> gretchen: coming up on the show, a little boy could lose his side from a di detergent pods. >> steve: 33 soldiers murdered by green on blue attacks this year alone . so how has the pentagon responded? by blaming the troops. we'll tell you
the libyan people. >> charlie, will we see a coordination between the fbi and american officials who are coming and the libyan security officials in benghazi? >> reporter: from what we understand from libyan officials we've spoken to, that investigation is already under way. although, interestingly, we didn't see any investigators aat the compound, but yet they are spreading throughout the ben z gazi area. it was a rally, anti-american protest, but largely peaceful. what happened after that seems to have been guided and it wasn't out of anger. this wasn't an anti-american protest that exploded. this seemed to be an attack on the u.s. consulate. >> thank you very much, senior correspondent, john miller, along with chief correspondent lara logan. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do we know about the people behind the attack in benghazi? >> not much. we're in a critical stage of attribution, which is how do we figure out who it was if it wasn't a spontaneous mob? the people who showed up after the demonstrators with the guns, it was much more likely it was an organized group. tw
that i am comfortable that the secretary of state, the secretary of defense, the fbi, promptly launched a thorough and searching investigation on the ground in benghazi to learn exactly what happened and what was a chaotic and confusing situation. and i am confident that we continue to have a leadership role in the world as the president laid out today in front of the united nations, rooted in american values, but that will not louis lambist jihadist terrorists to push us out of the region. >> so when you say you're confident in what is happening on the ground, let me put the question directly to you, then. why is that when cnn was in the consulate days after the horrible attack, they found that the -- the diary of ambassador stevens' thoughts and his fears. and not t u.s. investigators. why weren't they the ones who found something like that, which was -- was just lying there? >> that's an excellent question. we did not get briefed on the specifics of cnn's acquisition and use of the private diary of ambassador stevens. that wasn't one of the topics on which we were briefed. that does
work, tracking militant extremist groups in the region. they also say that at least some fbi agents are on the ground in benghazi. we've got a couple of sources saying otherwise but all agree that the insecurity situation in this country is making detective work on this crime very difficult indeed. finally, patti ann, back to that new word about the last hours of ambassador stevens. the libyan government is now saying he was alive when libyan civilians found him inside that smokey consulate building. then they brought him out, brought him to a hospital where he then died. a doctor at the hospital said he tried very hard to save him and just couldn't. back to you. patti ann: greg palkot live in trend polely. thank you. jon: well with the white house is taking heat for repeated statements that the attack on our consulate in libya grew out of a spontaneous protest. chris wallace put it very bluntly to one of the president's top campaign advisors. >> ambassador rice give the american people bad information? jon: so things got very interesting from there. we'll show you how it all played
enough, teams from the fbi and atf will join the investigation. the office is shared by vallejo major ozzy davis who came to the scene along with his law partner michael thompson who he led away from the building. visibly upset. >> reporter: we're classifying this as a class of domestic terrorism. >> reporter: the office sits across the street from the courthouse so surveillance cameras may provide clues. the neighborhood gets its share of random vandalism, but the fire is much worse than anything davis' law office has faced before. >> acts of vandalism, such as broken glass, rocks through windows and things of that nature. >> reporter: davis has presided over rocky times, and was caught up in recent outcry over several officer involved shootings. whether politics played a role in the fire is a question investigators will hit hard. >> reporter: has the mayor had any threats against him personally? >> not to my knowledge, no. >> reporter: does he have protection right now? >> i'm not going to go into whether the mayor has protection or not. >> reporter: federal teams to help the invest
the fbi has a team on the ground in libya to identify suspects, gather evidence and assess whether a prosecution is possible. as fox news was first to report the targeted killing of ambassador coordinated and may be linked to a group called lifg or the libyan fighting islamic group. it was banned by the former dictator muammar qaddafi because of its support for al qaeda. the head of the house intelligence committee is one of few members of congress fully briefed on the attacks and the investigation. >> even though we can't say for sure this was an al qaeda event yet it certainly fits the profile, it fits the signature, the precision, the way that they carried out this particular attack, certainly would make it likely that it is an al qaeda affiliated organization. >> reporter: this morning the libyan foreign ministry saying that they believe a group called ansar al sharia was involved. they support the extremist goal of imposing strict sharia law in that country. jenna: ongoinging investigation as we learn more about libya. what about cairo? what are we learning about the investiga
open and flights are operating again. >>> an unidentified fbi agent accused of using taxpayer money to pay for prostitutes in the philippines. that agent reportedly spent up to $2,400 every time he visited a brothel. prosecutors said then he tried to get $15,000 in reimbursements for entertainment and other expenses. so far, no charges have been filed against that fbi agent. >>> back here at home, a community meeting tomorrow night explaining how it is going to handle public complaints on all their concerns about bart. they a citizens review board kept an eye on bart police. this meeting is scheduled to take place at the richmond recreation center complex tomorrow night at 6:30. >>> this week, bike riders in san francisco will mark the 20th anniversary of critical mass. the monthly friday night bike ride started in september 1/9/92. since then, hundreds of people have joined this movement. several events are planned this week celebrating the anniversary. the big happens friday night during the critical mass ride. organizers say that one could be one of the biggest ever. >>> it is 7:
of treating it like it's a "law & order" issue, rather than a war on terrorism. they have sent the f.b.i. over who had to cool their heels for days before they could even get in there, and i don't know if they are in benghazi yet. but, you know, i heard yesterday about this journal that was found by -- of the ambassador, three days after the attack by a journalist walking through the compound. this is just lew ludicrous. on the face of it the way they are handling this is so incompetent, and treating it again like it's a "law & order" issue, they've sent the f.b.i. to investigate, like when they find out what is wrong are they going to try to arrest somebody in libya? bill: we'll be in touch with your office and find out what you find out. thank you for your time. i want to bring in senior brooks, a senior fellow for national security affairs. peter what is going on here. >> i have the same concerns that the chairman has, he just expressed, and he's probably better informed than i am. we see all of these loose treads on this narrative coming out of the white house. my sense at this point becau
and until the f.b.i. identified everyone involved and in the custody of the united states. this is while our foreign policy would be determined by half a dozen unruly people anywhere in the world. i've seen unworkable and unwise legislation before. this may win the prize. it would be a colossal waste of f.b.i. resources be impossible to implement and those in this country who believe in freedom of speech are we really going to fill up our prison with thousands of foreigners including those who engage in peaceful demonstrations because it includes them. are we really going to cut off aid to the government of egypt which has reaffirmed its peace agreement with israel, sent troops against the egyptian extremists in the sinai deploy police to protect the u.s. embassy and is negotiating an agreement to reform its economy. are we also going to cut off aid to israel, which we do, of course. so mr. president i ask my full statement be placed in the record. like so many republicans and democrats who have spoken against this, it makes no sense. the presiding officer: without objection, the full statem
to beef up security at diplomatic facilities, and the fbi is sending teams to determine who is responsible for the attack. a scene on youtube was initially blamed for inciting the attack. some have suggested it was done to coerce with the anniversary of 9/11. >> this was not a demonstration gone bad. >> we can't afford to view the despicable acts of violence perpetrated yesterday by a small group of fanatics as in any way representative of the country and the people of libya. >> reporter: the president ordered american flags to be flown at half staff at government buildings, and at ships at sea around the world until sunset on september 16. >>> just hours before the attack in benghazi, thousands of egyptians protested at the u.s. embassy in cairo enraged over that film about the prophet mohammed. they pulled down a u.s. flag and destroyed it. their rage was sparked by an independent film on the internet that depicts as a philanderer. >>> in 16 minutes, how youtube is handling the film tonight, and the debate over free speech, everyone when there are terrible consequences. >>> bay area musl
. medicare, $11 billion in cuts projected. food stamps, half a billion dollars. fbi salaries, a quarter billion dollars of cuts. national parks, 218 million and the one that really stands out. embassy security projected to be cut by $129 million when the whole world has seen how much we need to beef up security. >> this is clear where the left hand is not talking to the right hand. as jon huntsman just said, we need more on that. >> of course on both sides, whether the white house and congress are saying look how damaging these meat cleaver cuts are. this is not the way anyone wants to go about this, but this is what they've been handed. >> what has been the gop reaction? >> it's been fascinating. the gop is trying to pass the buck. john boehner put out a statement today, said this report confirms that the president's sequester, the president's sequester, is a serious threat to our national security and must be replaced. so you see what's going on there. congress, speaker, want to have nothing to do with it, trying to get president obama to own the sequester when this was always going t
with the vice chair of the joint chiefs, experts of the fbi, also the state department. from all over to try to give a more broad explanation to these members. so, i think a lot of it depends on that. having said that, brooke, i think i have talked to you in front of several of these closed door meetings after various events that have gone on globally and we have talked about this before that these members of the administration especially hillary clinton who was a senator they know talking to all members that even though it's a classified session they want to be careful about the information they give because tends to come out to people like you and me. >> uh-huh. we report that information sometimes when it's on the record, dana bash. another one for you because cnn's reporting that the ambassador believed he was on a hit list, an al qaeda hit ris. do we know was secretary clinton at all aware of that? >> reporter: she herself was asked about that at a press conference just before she came over here to the hill and her answer was, i have absolutely no information or reason to believe there
. teachers are being told to return to work tomorrow to prepare their classrooms. >>> also in chicago, fbi agents stop an alleged terror attack in the windy city. 18-year-old adele darud was arrested after he tried to detonate what he thought was a car bomb outside a downtown chicago bar. it was part of an undercover operation where agents pretended to be terrorists and gave him a fake car bomb. the feds say they have been monitoring darud since may after he posted material online in may about killing americans. >>> first a french magazine, now a newspaper in ireland is publishing topless photos of the dutches of cambridge. they were taken when princess kate and prince william were sunbathing in france. despite the threat of legal action, a newspaper in italy is also publishing the pictures. >>> around the world, targeting americans continue. while there have been dozens of demonstrators -- why this is all happening, coming up next.  . >>> we continue to follow the protests against the united states in the wake of that antimuslim film. take a look at this ma
an fbi investigation team that is trying to track al-qaeda sympathizers who are thought to have turned the benghazi demonstration into a violent one. intelligence officials are also reviewing telephone records and computer traffic. libyan law enforcement agencies say some arrests have already been made. >>> this morning, we are also getting a look at the ruins of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, where ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans were killed. coming up at 7:15, how a note found in the debris is shedding light on stevens' mission in libya. >>> in overnight news, san francisco police are investigating a homicide. it happened in the bayview district early this morning. police say they responded to a report of shooting just after 1:30 at osceola lane and lasalle avenue. police haven't released details on the victim or suspects. >>> highway 1 in san mateo county is back open this morning after a fatal crash there shut down part of that roadway for several hours. that crash was reported just before 101:30 last night. so far, no word on the cause. >>> today, pa
a similar bill last year banning the open display of handguns. >>> the f.b.i. is investigating the fatal shooting of a san diego woman by a border patrol agent. chula vista police say the woman was being driven around yesterday afternoon on the hood of a car. they say that is when the border patrol agent opened fire. the shooting occurred about five miles north of the mexican border. so far authorities have not released information about why the woman was on the hood of that car or what provoked the agent to shoot. >>> a memorial for six napa county service members who died in iraq and afghanistan will be dedicated today. the memorial sculpture of a battle cross will be formally dedicated at veteran's memorial park in downtown napa. a high school senior helped develop the memorial for her senior project >>> 19 female veterans have sued the u.s. government over the military's treatment of rape victims. the federal lawsuit filed in san francisco alleges the military doesn't do enough to prosecute service members w40 commit rape. victims also say they experienced retaliation and harassment
yesterday. the f.b.i. is in libya assisting local authorities investigating what happened at that consulate and they're searching for those responsible. in indonesia and pakistan, protesters clashing with police, and elsewhere after friday prayers. muslim leaders called for calm, but the flag burning and anti-american chants continue. protesters set fire to two movie theaters and a toll booth. police responding with tear gas and batons and the security has been beefed up at embassies across the region with more -- the possibility of more protests ahead. guys. >> gretchen: rick leventhal live in jerusalem, thank you. >> eric: let me point something out. a lot of the reason why it was the movie and it has been the movie is because a couple of weeks ago at the dnc, at the convention down there, joe biden said it, i'm not sure if president obama said it or not, but it was you ared quite a few times, osama bin laden is dead and gm is alive. a lot of this protest is at least what we're reading, is in response to the victory lap that the administration is taking for killing bin laden. so if you at
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